2001 Lexus RX 300 Overview

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Overview

While Lexus had pioneered this once unique crossover between the luxury car and the SUV, they were encountering more competition by the third model year. The Acura MDX and Infinity QX4 provided new options in the car/SUV niche. Originally based on the Japanese market Toyota Harrier, the RX would return to Toyota as the Highlander for 2001 in the United States.

The 2001 RX featured several changes. Most notable was the standard skid control system which regulated braking and engine power to maintain sure-footedness in slick conditions. A larger gas tank, water repellent front glass, and minor styling details rounded out the changes. New options included a navigation system, heated seats, and wood steering wheel and shifter.

Drivers who expected the RX to have the capabilities traditionally associated with SUVs were disappointed, and found the vehicle to be a poor value in that respect. However, those expecting a Lexus were not let down. Drivers reported the RX as powerful, smooth, comfortable, and luxurious. The 3.0 Liter V-6 provides 220 hp and 222 lb.-ft. of torque, but the gas mileage is certainly acceptable at 19/24. Common issues included a tight interior, uncomfortable front seats, and poor steering radius (41.3 ft) and responsiveness.

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Dougrx300
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How Does My Steering Wheel Remain Locked After Starting The Engine?

I can start my RX-300 but the steering wheel will remain locked for a period of 2 to 9 minutes after start...very odd. Any ideas what the problem can be? Thanks, Doug

4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a day ago)
morini67
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300rx No Radio Ac Or Display

THey all blew at once, a second after I started the car. THe shop says the fuses are ok, but the radio and Amp are bad. Could it be just a relay??

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nymale
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Adding Refridgerant

After reading the forum I tried to add refridgerant to the system.Shaking the can the whole time,and nothing came out of the can.shook the can for 5 mins. and it still seems full.

22 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
nymale
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My Abs Light Is Not On,but My Brakes Make A Noise When I Slow Down To A Sto...

ABS light is not on,but making a noise when I brake.Like if you were sliding... Seems to be in the front..

34 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
mjsmd
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Cabin Heat Doesn't Work

no cabin heat

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